Charley Harper 2018 Wall Calendar
Charley Harper (American, 1922–2007) loved animals and nature but was quick to remind folks that he was an artist, not a naturalist: “I think flat, simple, and funny.” In a style he called “minimal realism,” Harper used geometric shapes, patterns, and vivid colors to simplify nature’s complexities and bring out each critter’s personality. With the cheeky tail end of a deer or the chubby cheeks of a squirrel snacking at a birdfeeder, Harper’s artwork makes viewers smile.
In the 1960s, Harper illustrated two books that would become children’s classics: The Giant Golden Book of Biology
and The Animal Kingdom
. A lifelong conservationist, he went on to design posters for the National Park Service, the National Audubon Society, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and other organizations. An updated version of Harper’s 1994 book, Beguiled by the Wild
, is published by Pomegranate (2016).
All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.
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